AgEcon Senior Looks Back at His Time as a Boilermaker 

Lucas Juengel 

Hometown: Decatur Indiana 

Major & Concentration: Ag Business Management 

Minors or Certificates: Certificate in Entrepreneurship 

Why did you come to Purdue: The dining hall food being good was a big factor. I came a few times for 4-H camps and had a lot of fun while I was here, so I wanted to come to college here as well. The ag program at Purdue is very well known and that’s what I wanted to go to college for. 

Favorite Purdue tradition: Easily tailgating for football games! 

Top five memories of your time at Purdue: 

  1.  Fountain run during BGR 
  2. Sledding during snow days 
  3. Waking up to the boilermaker special on game days 
  4. Winning Ag Olympics  
  5. Taco Tuesday meals with friends in my apartment 

Places you have been as a Purdue student: FMC Internship in Rochelle Illinois 

Favorite club/organization: Agribusiness club 


Favorite Purdue event: Ag Olympics 

Favorite Social Activity: Agribusiness club meetings 

Favorite place to study: Lavazza  

Favorite spot on campus: The garden on the second floor rooftop of Schleman 

Favorite thing about CoA: Having classes with some of the same people and getting to know each other. 

Favorite thing about your major: Meeting other people in my major with similar interests and goals as I have. 


Favorite class: Agronomy 105 

Favorite professor: Corey Gerber 

Coolest project: In my entrepreneurship class we designed a hypothetical business and modeled it. 

Three biggest accomplishments 

  1. Winning Ag Olympics 
  2. Making the deans list 
  3. Graduating in 5 semesters 

Things on your resume not listed above: Working for Hoffman Farms while at Purdue driving the grain cart/ fall tillage/ hauling grain. I'm also in the Indiana National Guard in an airborne infantry unit. 


Where do you want to end up: Happily married raising a family. 

Advice for underclassman: Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today. That being said don’t neglect your social life for a grade. One of the best things about being at Purdue is all of the friends you will make and networking with people. 

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: All of the memories I have made over the few years I have been able to be here at Purdue. I met great people and have had a good time.